HMS Sheffield 40th Anniversary service and parade
Sunday, 1st May 2022
As National remembrance takes place across the country, Sheffield will come together on Sunday 1 May to mark the 40th Anniversary of HMS Sheffield with a commemorative service and parade.
Forty years ago, on 4 May 1982 HMS Sheffield, the Royal Navy warship named after our city, was struck by an Argentine missile, and later sunk on 10 May, during the Falklands war. Of the 268 crew many were taken to safety but 20 were killed and more injured.
The ship was the first British warship to be lost in 37 years, and the first of four lost during the Falklands conflict. The shipwreck is a protected war grave.
People in Sheffield are invited to join in remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barker’s Pool where Sheffield Sea Cadets will take part in a parade at 9.30am.
The Lord Lieutenant and Lord Mayor of Sheffield will be taking the salute accompanied by other senior dignitaries. A wreath laying and short ceremony will then take place at the HMS Memorial at Sheffield Cathedral.